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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Fertilizers. In 2021, Fertilizers were the world's 37th most traded product, with a total trade of $94.6B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Fertilizers grew by 48.9%, from $63.6B to $94.6B. Trade in Fertilizers represent 0.45% of total world trade.

Fertilizers are a part of Chemical Products. They include Nitrogenous Fertilizers, Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers, Potassic Fertilizers, Phosphatic Fertilizers, and Animal or Vegetable Fertilizers.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Fertilizers  were Russia ($13.1B), China ($12.2B), Canada ($6.93B), Morocco ($5.8B), and Saudi Arabia ($4.21B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Fertilizers were Brazil ($16B), United States ($9.94B), India ($8B), Australia ($2.7B), and China ($2.68B).

Ranking Fertilizers ranks 90th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)Russia$13.1B
Top Destination (2021)Brazil$16B

In 2021 Fertilizers were the world's 37th most traded product (out of 96).

In 2021, the top exporters of Fertilizers were Russia ($13.1B), China ($12.2B), Canada ($6.93B), Morocco ($5.8B), and Saudi Arabia ($4.21B).

In 2021, the top importers of Fertilizers were Brazil ($16B), United States ($9.94B), India ($8B), Australia ($2.7B), and China ($2.68B).

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Exporters of Fertilizers (2021)
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Importers of Fertilizers (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Russia$5.33B
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Brazil$8.05B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Fertilizers grew the fastest in Russia ($5.33B), China ($5.24B), Morocco ($2.08B), Saudi Arabia ($1.91B), and Canada ($1.44B).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Fertilizers were Brazil ($8.05B), United States ($4.58B), India ($1.35B), Australia ($1.13B), and Bangladesh ($1.11B).

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Exporters of Fertilizers (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Fertilizers (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Fertilizers.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.98. This means that most of the exports of Fertilizers are explained by 31 countries.

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Value of Exports in Fertilizers

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Russia$12.9B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)Brazil$15.7B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Fertilizers. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Fertilizers during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Fertilizers were Russia ($12.9B), China ($9.55B), Morocco ($5.49B), Canada ($5.02B), and Saudi Arabia ($4.05B).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Fertilizers were Brazil ($15.7B), India ($7.87B), United States ($5.81B), Australia ($2.26B), and France ($2.09B).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Fertilizers, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Nitrogenous Fertilizers ($36.5B), Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers ($35B), Potassic Fertilizers ($19.1B), Phosphatic Fertilizers ($2.8B), and Animal or Vegetable Fertilizers ($1.21B)

HS6 Disaggregation for Fertilizers (2021)
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Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Fertilizers.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Fertilizers in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Fertilizers by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

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